Bill Text: VA SB1111 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Elections; preservation of order at the polls, powers of officers of election.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections by voice vote [SB1111 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-SB1111-Prefiled.html
Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled December 15, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact §24.2-606 of the Code of Virginia, relating to elections; preservation of order at the polls; powers of officers of election.
Patron-- Spruill
Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §24.2-606 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§24.2-606. Preservation of order at elections.

The officers of election, with the consent of the chief law-enforcement officer for the county or city, may designate a law-enforcement officer who shall attend at the polling place and preserve order inside and outside the polling place. If no law-enforcement officer is in attendance, the officers of election may appoint, in writing, one or more persons specially, who shall have all the powers of a law-enforcement officer in the polling place and within the prohibited area prescribed by § 24.2-604.